Mother believes her daughter may be woman found in Scott vehicle fire

Authorities haul off a burned car that was found with a body inside in the early morning hours of June 21, 2016 in Scott, La. (Photo Credit: KLFY)

UPDATE: Lafayette deputies have identified the two victims found in burning vehicles in Scott and near Carencro as a male and female.

Captain John Babin said he could not give any other information at this time.


SCOTT, La. (KLFY)—As sheriff’s deputies continue to investigate two homicides, one family is anxiously waiting for confirmation after hearing their loved one may be one of the victims.

Captain John Babin said the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating both cases as homicides.

According to officials, the first body was found by firefighters after extinguishing a vehicle fire, in the 100 block of Disette Road, north of Carencro around 1:15 a.m.

Deputies responded to the second call of a vehicle fire in the 400 block of Old Spanish Trail in Scott around 3 a.m.

One family was told by the sheriff’s office that their daughter, friend and loved one could be the victim found on Old Spanish Trail.

Family, friends and loved ones gathered around Carla Dean after she learned from sheriff’s officials, that her daughter, Ashley Metz could be the victim.

Dean tells News 10, she last spoke to her daughter around 10 p.m. on Monday about plans for Tuesday.

“This morning when it was time for me to go, I kept calling her and texting her and she wasn’t answering, which is very unusual for her because she had work this morning.”

Carla says she learned of the sheriff’s investigation from a third party. She then took it upon herself to call the sheriff’s Office and a deputy was sent to her home to meet with her.

“He just said that they had found her car and it was definitely hers, but couldn’t tell me that it was her body inside the car.”

Carla Dean’s daughter was on the brink of a promising modeling career, according to her mother, she was well known and liked in the community.

“I just wish she could come back. I wish I could have her back.”

Detectives are still actively investigating this case. If you have any information that may help identify a suspect, call the Sheriff’s Office at 232-9211.

KLFY’s Megan Kelly will have a live update on News 10 at 6 & 10 p.m.

 

 

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